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SVIEF Star 2016• The 6th SVIEF Startup Contest
Calling for High- tech and Innovative Projects!

“SVIEF Star” Startup Contest, as an important part of SVIEF (Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum), provides a high-quality platform for startups in the U.S. and China to showcase their projects and learn from each other. Based in Silicon Valley, we are dedicated to building an ecosystem where startups can develop in all aspects and attract talents and capital from both countries.
Submit SVIEF Start-up Project:   (dealine for project submission)

or sent your bp to

Since 2011, the “SVIEF Star” Startup Contest has been successfully held for 5 years.  There are more than 1000 startup projects participating in the 4 rounds we hold each year. More than 100 projects gained media exposure. More than 100 projects got the opportunity to be on a road show. In the final contest, we select 10 startup projects for “SVIEF Star” award. With the support of SVIEF club and “SVIEF Star” Startup Contest committee, more than 100 projects received funding from investors or government. At the same time, the projects attracted attention and gained support from Fortune 500 companies.
“SVIEF Star” Startup Contest is one of the most popular events in Silicon Valley. The core values of this contest are Cross-Boarder, Funding, Influence and Public Relations. The event connects entrepreneurs with top American and Chinese investors and Venture Capitals.  We have also invited some influential media to cover the event.
During the “SVIEF Star” Startup Contest, many industry experts and famous investors will be present and serve as the judges of the road show. We also schedule one-on-one interview between investors and contestants. Our mission is to create an ecosystem and find support for our contestants.
In order to support SVIEF startup projects, SVIEF started SVIEF Angel Fund. The fund size is one hundred million dollars and the initial fund size is thirty million dollars. SVIEF Angel Fund will automatically be the co-investors of the finalists of “SVIEF Star” Startup Contest. All startup projects have equal opportunities to earn the investment from SVIEF Angel Fund.
Preliminary Contest: Sept 15th, 2016
Final Contest: Oct 1st, 2016
Sept 1st, 2016
  • Basic: Worldwide SME that are forward-looking and innovative with advanced technologies or services.
  • Focus: Startups in the field of mobile Internet, VR/AR, robotics, WIT120, new energy, new materials, environmental protection, cloud computing, Big Data, Finance Internet, and IoT (Including hardware intelligence, wearable, Smart Home, etc).
  • Team: Startups that are in the initial stage; Entrepreneurs who are planning to return from overseas and explore the China Market; Entrepreneurs who are planning to bridge the China-US market; And entrepreneurs who need funding.

Application link:
Complete the online application and email your project’s business plan to
The contest strictly follows the principle of fairness, equality and transparency in competition and selection. We will take all these factors into account: the technology, product, business model, implementation, industry and market condition, and the team. Detailed arrangement is listed as following:
  • Signing Up (early August)
    We officially open for applications online. Through media exposure and the promotion by our partners, we receive applications from individuals and teams. The committee will examine their qualifications.
  • BP Evaluation (early September to September 15th)
    Our judge team of industrial experts and high-tech specialists will examine the applicants’ written materials. About 30 projects will be selected to enter the semi-final and will be promoted by our partners and media.

  • Semi-final ( September 15th )
    We will group the projects by their fields and invite well-known investors, industrial experts and executives of incubators to form an evaluation panel. The projects will be on road shows and we will select the top 15 projects that to enter the final round.
  • Finals + Recruitment + Video Promotion + Media Exposure (October 1st )
    The final will be on the second day of SVIEF and will take the form of road show and Q&A. The evaluation panel of the final will be joined by famous investors, industrial experts and executives of incubators. The first, second and third prize will be presented according to the scores. The top 15 finalists will gain video promotion and media exposure. The contest will also provide on site recruitment opportunities for the outstanding finalists. They have the chance to hire college graduates from the Bay Area. This recruitment will be promoted by SVIEF.
The First Prize: 1 team, The Second prize: 2 teams, The Third Prize: 3 teams
  • The top 30 Startup projects of semi-final will get:
-One free booth of 2016 SVIEF
-5 tickets of SVIEF (including access to “SVIEF Star” Final contest)
-One-on-one interview with investors
-One year SVIEF individual membership (one position for one team)
  • The top 15 startup projects of Final will get:
-10 tickets of 2016 SVIEF (including access to “SVIEF Star” Final contest)
-1 VIP ticket of 2016 SVIEF (including access to Evening Cocktail After-Party)
-Famous venture capital investors’ evaluation
- One year SVIEF individual membership (one position for one team)
-SVIEF on-site recruitment opportunity
-Media exposure and promotion
-Opportunity to attend SVIEF in China, visit high-tech cities and areas, connect with the government and explore the market.
  •  â€œSVIEF Star” Startup Contest will not charge any fee from participants.
  • Participants must not violate the regulations of the competition. We do not accept plagiarism. Violators will be immediately banned from the contest. Violators will be fully responsible for any copyright issues.
  • The submitted projects’ documents are accessible by the evaluation panel and the committee. The semi-finals and finals will take the form of road show, which may open to the public.
  • The committee has the right to change or terminate the contest if unforeseeable circumstances happen and prevent the contest from functioning properly.
  • If you have any concerns, please communicate with the committee.
  • The committee remains the right to have the final say in explaining rules of the contest.
Conference Date: 2016.9.30-2016.10.1
Conference Venue:Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, U.S.A
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Since 2011, SVIEF has been the largest conference that fosters innovation and business partnership between China and the U.S. in Silicon Valley. The SVIEF 2015 has attracted nearly 10,000 attendees and over 150 exhibitors. During the conference, 20 finalists from the previous SVIEF Startup Contests gathered at the 5th SVIEF 2015 Startup Final Contest, showcasing their innovation abilities and business potential.
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